HMS Cossack

Vessel name on Arrival: HMS Cossack

Original Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs, High Walker, Newcastle-on-Tyne

Original Yard No: 63

Official Number:

Vessel Type: destroyer

GRT: 1890

Year Built: 1944

Arrival Date: 02/03/1961

Breakup Started: 06/04/1961

Date First Beached: 26/10/1961

Date Breakup Completed: 09/05/1962

Draught For’d: 8' 0"

Draught Aft: 13' 9"

Name Changes:

Other Information:

 

Twin- Screw 'C'-Class Destroyer for the Royal Navy              Pennant Nos.  R-57  /  D-57

 

18-03-1943  :   Keel Laid Down

10-05-1944  :   Launched

04-09-1945  :   Completed

 

Tonnages  :   1,885 tons  /  2,545 tons

 

Dimensions  :   362.75 feet   x   35.75 feet   x   11.75 feet

 

Complement  :   186 men

 

Propulsion  :   Parsons single-reduction geared Steam Turbines

Boilers         :   Two Admiralty Type 3-Drum Boilers

Capacity      :   40,000 SHP

Speed          :   36 knots

Ranges       :   4,675 nautical miles @ mean 20 knots   :   1,400 nautical miles @ mean 32 knots

 

Armaments :

4  x  QF Mk. IV 4.5 inch Guns

2  x  Bofors 40mm L/60 Guns

4  x  A.A. Mountings for  :

Single Bofors 40mm Mk. III

Single QF 2-Pounder Mk. VIII

Single Oerlikon 20mm PMk. III

Twin Oerlikon 20mm Mk. V

8  x  Torpedo Tubes for 21 inch Mk. IX Torpedoes

4  x  Throwers and Two Racks for 96 Depth Charges